Living in Shipton

Useful information and external links to support you living in Shipton.

Parish Council

The Parish Council meets on the third Thursday of the month at New Beaconsfield Hall at 7.30pm.  Members of public are welcome to attend and there is time set aside for public comments and questions.

During August and December a planning and finance meeting only is held.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, meetings are held online. Joining instructions for the public can be found on the agendas.

Dates of Parish Council Meetings for 2020-21:

Date Meeting
18th June 2020 Parish Council
16th July 2020 Parish Council
20th August 2020 Parish Council (finance & planning only)
17th September 2020 Parish Council
15th October 2020 Parish Council
19th November 2020 Parish Council
17th December 2020 Parish Council (finance & planning only)
21st January 2021 Parish Council
18th February 2021 Parish Council
18th March 2021 Parish Council

Parish Council work

Each Councillor has areas of responsibility:

Councillor Portfolios

(lead in bold)

Brian Rigby
Planning Communications Burial Ground PCC Liaison
Jill Mavin
Allotments Schools Liaison Library
Rob Dyer
Emergency

 Planning/ Defibrillator/

Generator

Green Spaces Communications Parish Records
Carole Arnold
Shipton Volunteers Green Spaces/

Environment

NBH liaison Shipton Fair
Tim Brunsden
Playground Highways Street Lighting Shipton Fair
Tim Yates
Transport Telecommunications Burial Ground Shipton Fair
Matthew Colledge Planning

Welcome Pack – New

The PC has put together a Welcome Pack for new residents to the village, packed with useful facts and contact information.

View the Welcome Pack here

Blocked Drains and Potholes

Blocked and overflowing drains can be reported on fixmystreet.com along with potholes.

If you do report a blocked drain please also inform the parish clerk so the Council can keep a record of them.

THE PARISH EMERGENCY PLAN

Has been prepared to help local residents respond to major local incidents.
Download the Emergency Plan

THE CONSERVATION AREA

Much of Shipton is designated a Conservation Area. All developments in the area are subject to specific additional conditions and all established trees in the area are subject to tree preservation orders. For details on how these conditions might affect you please consult the WODC planning regulations site.

DEFIBRILLATOR UNIT

A defibrillator unit is located on the exterior of the New Beaconsfield Hall on the east side next to the car park. This is accessed under the guidance of a 999 call who will give you the access code and guide you through the process of using it.

A second defibrillator is located in the phone box on Fiddler’s Hill.

Please see https://www.communityheartbeat.org.uk/tv 

for training videos on basic life support and use of an AED

CHIPPING NORTON FIRST AID UNIT

No appointment necessary – this is a walk-in service. Open Monday to Friday 5.00pm to 9.00pm, Weekends & Bank Holidays 10.00am to 9.00pm
To treat minor injuries & illnesses that cannot be treated at home including wounds which require closing or dressing and infections which require antibiotics.

Burns & Scalds – Bites & Stings – Cuts, Bruises & Sprains, Ear, Throat & Urine Infections – and much more!

Chipping Norton First Aid Unit
Rear of Chipping Norton War Memorial Community Hospital
Russell Way (off London Road), Chipping Norton OX7 5FA

WITNEY MINOR INJURIES UNIT

This is a walk in service, no appointment necessary
Open seven days a week, 10.00am to 10.30pm.
Out Patients Department
Witney Community Hospital
Welch Way
Witney OX28 6JJ
Tel: 01608 648262

WASTE AND RECYCLING SERVICE

In line with most other councils, recycling collections are fortnightly and will alternate with the general household rubbish collection.

Food waste is collected weekly.

Recycling materials that are collected in wheelie bins:
Cardboard, paper, plastics, foil, cartons, aerosols, food tins, drink cans

Separated materials:
Glass will be collected separately. The Council collects batteries, textiles and cooking oil separately.